Ian having lunch at Cafe Yumm with his friend, Brett.
Through the efforts of disability advocacy organizations, court cases, and legislation at the state and federal level, there are now 14 states in the USA that have closed all of their large, public institutions for persons with disabilities.
Ron and Mary outside of their home in their community.
Through their own efforts and those of others in changing the stories they told themselves, Ron and Mary were able to leave the Oregon institution known as the Fairview Training Center and have now lived in a community for 50 years.
Linh, a Deaf delegate from Vietnam, speaks in sign language during a week-long training for disability rights leaders and policy makers from all six RightsNow! countries held in Washington DC in 2016.
In my country, Sign Language interpreters are not certified. However, we are beginning to develop a certification program. What recommendations and U.S. laws do you have for us to consider as we begin this process?
Cover for Advocacy before the Inter-American System: A Manual for Attorneys and Advocates
Addressing the rights of indigenous women and girls with disabilities throughout Latin America by advocating within the Inter-American Human Rights System with reference to regional and international human rights treaties.